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Babak Forutanpour on how to start a grass roots innovation program in a big company

babak forutanpourHow do you start a grassroots innovation program within your company?

On this episode of the Big Bang Podcast we interview Babak Forutanpour, Founder of Qualcomm’s FLUX employee-run open innovation program and creator of @TheAryaBall.

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to interview Babak to find out the story behind FLUX.

Q&A: Babak Forutanpour on how to start a grass roots innovation program in a big company

How do you start a grassroots innovation program within your company? In the following interview, you’ll learn how simple it really is.

I had the opportunity to interview Babak Forutanpour, the Internal Innovation Lead of Qualcomm’s Flux, an employee run open innovation program. In a wide ranging interview he shared with me his experience in starting an innovation program inside Qualcomm, as well as the fantastic results they’ve achieved. What started as an 8 person experiment, four years later is a global initiative.

Below, I’ve summarized some of the answers.

Innovation must reads of the week: What really blocks innovation

Innovation must reads of the week: What really blocks innovation

Storified by Jorge Barba· Sat, Jan 05 2013 19:51:03

Addressing the critical issues that block #innovation often at leadership level http://bit.ly/UN0W8B #innovate #innochatPaul Hobcraft
This point by @ BradFeld is just enormously important: Small Experiments, Often http://buff.ly/TzqhCZTim Kastelle
What really blocks #innovation. A new acronym: CARL, standing for clarity, alignment, resources, leadership http://innovateonpurpose.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-really-blocks-innovation.htmlJeffrey Phillips
Prof. Bill Duggan: 99% of #Innovation Methods are Based on a Brain Model We Rejected a Decade Agohttp://www.businessinsider.com/innovation-methods-based-on-bad-neuroscience-2013-1 via @businessinsiderColumbia B-School
Be Competitively Unpredictable! – first case in this video on making open innovation work http://ow.ly/gz7qoStefan Lindegaard
Another good post by @100open: Oblique #Innovation Strategies – http://bit.ly/VwboCcRalph-Christian Ohr
Why Business Models No Longer Last http://p.ost.im/p/epuCVSGreg Satell

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Innovation must reads of the week: 40 examples of open innovation and crowdsourcing

Innovation must reads of the week: 40 examples of open innovation and crowdsourcing

Storified by Jorge Barba · Sat, Nov 24 2012 14:04:35

In case you missed it: Stop designing products, start designing behaviour spaces – http://bit.ly/ScimL3 #designthinking #innovationRalph-Christian Ohr
Are we on the cusp of big breakthroughs in "deep learning"? Think of S curve ramifications 4 other industries! #imd_mit http://nyti.ms/T4iv0nbill_fischer
How to Build an Innovative Culture http://p.ost.im/p/dh7nUpGreg Satell
40 Examples of Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing http://ow.ly/fu5ox #innovation #crowdsourcingStefan Lindegaard
Ripping post by @stevedenning What Killed Michael Porter’s Monitor Group? The One Force That Really Matters http://buff.ly/Ug8TkV cc @niloferTim Kastelle
3 Big Insights From Today’s Top Design Thinkers http://trib.al/utG6UqCo.Design

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Innovation must reads of the week: Why focus groups kill innovation


Innovation must reads of the week: Why focus groups kill innovation

Storified by Jorge Barba · Sat, Oct 20 2012 13:08:50

New post at the intersection of #innovation, #complexity and #socbiz: Business Model Innovation as Wicked Problem – http://bit.ly/R2iavfRalph-Christian Ohr
Spreading the practice of #innovation, beyond idea’s alone http://bit.ly/ONuhjo #innovate #innochatPaul Hobcraft
What Xerox PARC Learned About Executing on Open Innovation http://s.hbr.org/V1qyBdHarvard Biz Review
Why Focus Groups Kill Innovation, From The Designer Behind Swiffer http://trib.al/ipA0utCo.Design
Why environment matters to #innovation http://innovateonpurpose.blogspot.com/2012/10/why-environment-matters-to-innovation.html We are all creatures of our environment and habitsJeffrey Phillips

 

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Two free books on Open Innovation and Social Media by @lindegaard

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You know what’s cool? When you can get learning for free!

Open Innovation Guru, Stefan Lindegaard, is sharing his two latest books with you for free:

  1. Social Media for Corporate Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Add Power to Your Innovation Efforts –
    This is an interesting book because I also believe social media is altering the way organizations will innovate going forward. Here are some insights of what you will find inside the bookClick here for direct PDF download
  2. Making Open Innovation WorkClick here for direct PDF download

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